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  • Edgar P. Silver, city circuit judge

    Edgar P. Silver, city circuit judge
    Retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Edgar P. Silver, whose career spanned both the law and politics, died Tuesday at Sinai Hospital after a brief illness, family members said. He was 91. "He was singularly the most extraordinary man I've ever met. He was...
  • Unaffiliateds Could Help Republicans

    Unaffiliateds Could Help Republicans
    Connecticut Republicans consider Lowell P. Weicker Jr. — former governor, former U.S. senator and former Republican — an apostate and a nag because of his abiding support for open primaries. But Mr. Weicker, who has been clanging the cymbals...
  • Merrill Wants Election Reforms; Questions 'Political Will'

    Merrill Wants Election Reforms; Questions 'Political Will'
    HARTFORD — Right now, there's no way to remove a registrar of voters who messes up an election. There's no way to force registrars to get training, and no way for the state to take over a persistently dysfunctional local election system. After yet...
  • Corbett, Wolf could be on Medicaid collision course

    Corbett, Wolf could be on Medicaid collision course
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett this summer achieved what few thought was possible: Overcoming unlikely odds, the Republican won Obama administration approval for Pennsylvania to run its own version of Medicaid expansion. With that the program to...
  • Electronic Vote Counting Was Coming Anyway, But Registrars Must Go

    Electronic Vote Counting Was Coming Anyway, But Registrars Must Go
    There are two ways of looking at how we voted and counted ballots lask week, both correct. It's a national embarrassment and we're making progress. By Election Day 2016 we will have an electronic management system in place to maintain voter lists and...
  • Liberty Source at Fort Monroe lands AOL contract, employs 95 workers

    Liberty Source at Fort Monroe lands AOL contract, employs 95 workers
    Liberty Source PBC, a new company that opened its headquarters at Fort Monroe earlier this year, says it landed a three-year contract with AOL Inc. to do finance and accounting work that previously had been outsourced to India. "We're delighted to...
  • Hogan to delay policy talk until January

    Hogan to delay policy talk until January
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said he will wait until after his inauguration next year to discuss policy plans for his new administration. Until then, he said, advocates can continue to wonder about the specifics. "They should keep on guessing because I'm...
  • U.S. is now Ebola-free, and the panic is gone as well

    U.S. is now Ebola-free, and the panic is gone as well
    A few short weeks ago, Ebola was public enemy No. 1. About 1,000 people were being monitored by health officials. Several schools in Texas and Ohio shut down because of a single patient who boarded a plane. A cruise ship was refused permission to dock...
  • Edgar P. Silver: Maryland's 'Happy Warrior'

    Edgar P. Silver: Maryland's 'Happy Warrior'
    The word "mensch" is often misused, and over-used, in social settings. But the Yiddish term, which means "a person of integrity" and more colloquially "a good guy," is the very best way to describe the late Edgar P. Silver — judge, confidant to...
  • Marco Rubio joins ranks of possible 2016 hopefuls with new book

    On election day, Bloomberg politics reporter David Weigel tweeted, "Polls are now closed in Alaska, which marks the start of the 2016 Iowa caucuses." Readers who miss the (very slight) comic exaggeration can be forgiven -- the waiting period between the...
  • Less for the state pen, more for Penn State

    Less for the state pen, more for Penn State
    A few years ago, I asked the president of Pennsylvania State University what he saw as his number one leadership challenge. He replied, "It's like Groundhog Day: every year I go to the state capital and ask them to stop sending so much money to the...